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The best mattresses for back pain

Michelle Ullman   

The best mattresses for back pain
  • If you've suffered long enough with back pain, it's time to wake up to the advantages of a supportive, quality mattress.
  • The Amerisleep AS2 is as good as it gets when it comes to helping your back feel its best.
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According to the National Institute of Health, more than 80% of the US population will feel the misery of acute back pain at some time during their life, and an estimated 10% of the population has chronic lower back pain, making the condition the second most common cause of disability claims.

While the root causes of back pain are many - including sprains and strains, accidents, and spinal degeneration - there are other common issues that add to the misery: too much time spent sitting, lack of exercise, poor posture, genetics, and repetitive workplace motions, to name just a few.

Although a good mattress isn't going to completely cure a bad back, it can go far in helping relieve the pain. Sleeping on a mattress that doesn't give proper support - especially an old, saggy mattress - is a recipe for a morning marked by stiffness and "ouch" with every bend and twist.

Choosing a new mattress can be a chore, however. There are a lot of brands on the market, and a good mattress can be quite expensive. Luckily, we're here to help. We've done the research for you and rounded up the best mattresses to help relieve back pain.

Here are the best mattresses for back pain:

Prices and links current as of 1/30/20.

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